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California woman charged in Mesquite bank robbery

Sandeep Kaur of Union City, Calif. (Mesquite Police Department)
Sandeep Kaur of Union City, Calif. (Mesquite Police Department)
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Updated: 8/07/2014 11:59 pm

MESQUITE, Nev. -- The Mesquite Police Department has charged a 24-year-old woman in the St. George, Utah bank robbery incident that happened on July 31.

The female has been identified as Sandeep Kaur of Union City, Calif.

Kaur was charged with criminal and traffic offenses she committed in Nevada, which include resisting an officer with a deadly weapon, attempt to disobey a police officer, endangering persons and property, and aggressive driving.

Mesquite police detectives have also received information that Kaur is a primary suspect in other bank robbery cases in of California and Arizona.

Mesquite police on July 31 received a request for assistance from Utah and Arizona Officers, who were involved a vehicle pursuit traveling south on Interstate 15.

Mesquite Police Officers took over the vehicle pursuit at the Nevada/Arizona border.

The pursuit continued south bound on Interstate 15 reaching speeds of up to approximately 130 miles per hour. The suspect’s vehicle tires were spiked on two different occasions, once by Mesquite police officers and once by Nevada Highway Patrol.

The suspect vehicle came to a stop on the shoulder of Interstate 15 near mile marker No. 93. Nevada Highway Patrol and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department assisted in conducting a standard felony stop.

However, the driver of the vehicle, who at that point was identified as a female, refused to exit the vehicle and surrender to officers.

Kaur eventually surrendered to police without incident.



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